Events calendar

May
28
Tue
Beginner’s Bumblebee Identification Course @ Frogmary Green Farm, West Street, South Petherton, TA13 5DJ
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

In this beginners course, you will learn how to identify bumblebees with a focus on the most common species. The morning indoor session will cover bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation, and will be followed by an afternoon field practice session around the farm where you will learn how to catch and identify bumblebees. All Welcome, no previous experience necessary.

What will you need: packed lunch, a drink (tea and coffee provided), suitable outdoor clothing and sunscreen for an afternoon practice session outdoors. If you have a hand lens, net and ID guide then bring them along however these will all be available to borrow on the day.

Booking essential please email daisy.headley@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

May
29
Wed
Bumblebee Safari! @ Carsington Water Visitor Centre, Big Ln, Upper Town, Ashbourne DE6 1ST, UK
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Drop in – no booking required. £4 to do everything or pay as you go.

Wild Wednesday with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust: wild play activities, crafts and trails for families to join in with together.

Meet at Wildlife Discovery Room, Carsington Water Visitor Centre.

Parking charges apply. No dogs permitted.

https://www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/events/2019-05-29-wild-wednesday-bumblebee-safari

Contact enquiries@derbyshirewt.co.uk or call 01773 881188 for more details.

Jun
5
Wed
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show @ Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP, UK
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm

Wed Jun 5 – Sat Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Sun Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

We’re at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show all week so come and find us in the Bee Dome where you can get up close and personal with bumblebees, find out more about the iconic Bilberry bumblebee and take a look inside a bumblebee nest.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-chatsworth-flower-show

Ticket prices vary – adult ticket includes free admission for two children under 16.

Booking online https://rhschatsworth.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options

Jun
6
Thu
Beginners Bumblebee ID course @ National Trust office, Brownsham, Hartland, EX39 6AN
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

In this beginners course, you will learn how to identify bumblebees with a focus on the most common species. The morning indoor session will cover bumblebee ecology, lifecycle and conservation, and will be followed by an afternoon field practice session in some of Devon’s beautiful Culm grassland where you will learn how to catch and identify bumblebees. No previous experience necessary.

What will you need: packed lunch, a drink, suitable outdoor clothing and sunscreen for an afternoon practice session on Culm grassland. If you have a hand lens, net and ID guide then bring them along. Long sleeves and trousers are advised to protect against ticks.

Advance booking is required, please use the online booking form to book your place.

Jun
11
Tue
Field practice session for bumblebee identification @ Canvey Wick, Essex, SS8 0PT
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Field practice sessions for bumblebee identification. Learn how to identify bumblebees out in the field, perfect for BeeWalkers or keen wildlife watchers! Please contact Rosie to book: Rosie.Earwaker@buglife.org.uk

All welcome – training and equipment is provided on the day and no previous experience required. Two sessions held at:

  • Monday 15 April 14:00 – 16:00, Rainham Marshes, Essex
  • Tuesday 11 June 14:00 – 16:00, Canvey Wick, Essex
Jun
15
Sat
Bumblebee Safaris, Mugdock Country Park @ Mugdock Country Park, Craigallion Road, Glasgow, G62 8EL
Jun 15 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Bumblebee Safaris, Mugdock Country Park

Times:
1.45pm – 2.30pm: Family bumblebee safari
2.45pm – 3.30pm: Adults only bumblebee safari

These are free events, but donations to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust are welcomed.

Join one of our BBCT volunteers, Shona Menzies, on a short walk among the flowers at Mugdock Country Park. See different species up close and find out many fascinating facts about bumblebees.

There will be an indoor display if the weather is unsuitable for a walk.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking is essential and places are limited. Call on 0141 956 6100 to book.

For information about facilities at Mugdock Country Park, and for directions, please visit their website:
mugdock-country-park.org.uk

Jun
18
Tue
A walking introduction to solitary bees @ RSPB Cliffe Pools, Salt Ln, Rochester, Kent ME3 7SX
Jun 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

A gentle introduction to solitary bees, covering identification and general ecology. This event is entirely outdoors. By the end of the walk attendees will gain confidence in identifying some of the commonly encountered families and species of solitary bee.

All welcome – training and equipment is provided on the day and no previous experience required.

Booking is essential, please email the team to book your place – mab@bumblebeeconservation.org

Jun
22
Sat
Ecology of Bumblebees and their Identification for Beginners @ Tyland Barn Visitor Centre and Nature Park, Sandling Maidstone Kent ME14 3BD
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

The day begins in the classroom, with an introduction to bumblebee conservation, decline, lifecycle and their ecology. We will cover the basics of bumblebee identification of the most common and rarest bumblebees, and there will be opportunities to view pinned specimens.

The afternoon will be spent finding and identifying bumblebees at the Trust’s Tyland Barn garden and meadows..

The objective will be to give students the basic skills and confidence to begin studying and identifying bumblebees on their own. Students should leave the day with a clear idea of how they can carry forward their interest and continue their study of bumblebees.

Led by Dr Nikki Gammans, Bumblebee Project Manager, Short-haired Bumblebee Reintroduction Project. and Geoff Allen, expert on bees, wasps and ants, and recorder for Kent Field Club.

Suitable for beginners and improvers

Booking essential


Phone 01622 662012

Email studydays@kentwildlife.org.uk

Price £33 per person per day

Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off. 

Jun
30
Sun
Ferry Lane Estate’s ECO-Day @ Armadale Green, London N17 9QD, UK
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
13
Sat
Intermediate Bumblebee Identification Course @ The Old Winery, Edale S33 7ZA
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED

This intermediate course with Dr Richard Comont will cover the identification of all UK bumblebee species, including an in-depth look at their ecology, lifecycle and conservation. Suitable for people who can identify the ‘Big 7’ most common bumblebees.

What will you need: packed lunch, a drink, suitable outdoor clothing and sunscreen for an afternoon practice session. If you have a hand lens, net and ID guide then bring them along.

Advance booking is required, please use the online booking form https://goo.gl/forms/bvNvW3bhhRKjLPEZ2 to book a place.

Contact rhodri.green@bumblebeeconservation.org or call 07525 115724 for more details

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